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Njandu Kari - Crab Curry

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Njandu Kari - Crab Curry

Ingredients of Njandu Curry :

Serves: 8

A Muslim dish.

  1. 1 kg crabs
  2. 3 1/2 tbsp oil
  3. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  4. 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
  5. 2 medium-sized tomatoes,quartered
  6. 4 green chillies,chopped
  7. 5 cloves garlic,chopped
  8. 3-cm piece ginger,chopped
  9. 1 stalk curry leaves,chopped
  10. 2 lime-sized balls of seedless tamarind,soaked in 5 tbsp water
  11. 1 tsp salt
njandu kari
Njandu Kari - Crab Curry

Mixed together:

  1. 3 tbsp red chilli powder
  2. 1 tbsp coriander powder
  3. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  4. 3/4 cup water

Method of Preparation of Njandu Curry :

  • Clean crabs and wash thoroughly.
  • Heat oil in a pan and sprinkle in mustard seeds.When they start sputtering,add fenugreek and fry till fenugreek turns brown.
  • Stir in spice paste and bring to boil.
  • Add tomatoes,green chillies,garlic,ginger and curry leaves,and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Extract tamarind pulp,strain into pan and bring to boil.Mix in crabs and salt,cover pan and cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
njandu kari
Njandu Kari - Crab Curry

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